English Grammar Pill: How to use “unless”? A fellow teacher asked me a few weeks ago if I had written anything about the use of the conjunction “unless”, and if I hadn’t, would I be prepared to write something about it? Not one to refuse a challenge, I thought to myself: “Why not?” Well, it took me longer than I thought to get round to researching this pesky grammar word and when I finally got down to working on it, I realised why I had delayed the process. There are certain grammar rules and parts of speech that are used naturally and without thinking by native speakers all their lives until that moment when someone asks them how a certain word or expression is used and everything falls apart! You begin to wonder whether you have grasped your native language at all. I decided to give it a go and I sincerely hope that my explanation makes sense. STRUCTURE As mentioned above, unless is a conjunction which we use in conditional phrases. When unless comes before a main clause we use a comma: They won’t come unless you invite them.
discover-EAP-UpperInt - 1 - Argument Essay Task type: Argument essay Topic: The Internet has a positive impact on society. Do you agree or disagree? We will write the essay in class after the break. 1) First, you should think of some arguments for and against the topic. 2) Next, decide if you agree or disagree with the topic. 3) Finally, use the time in the library to conduct research to support your opinion. 4) Don't forget to cite your references in your essay. Good luck! "In logic, an argument is not a fight but a rational piece of discourse ... that attempts to persuade the reader or listener to believe something... we should also recognize the difference between voicing an opinion and developing an argument.... Cooper, s and Patton, R, 2006, Writing Logically, Thinking Critically, 5th edition, Longman Publishing, p54-55 "An argumentative essay is an essay in which you agree or disagree with an issue, using reasons to support your opinion.
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Types of Conjunctions: Coordinate Conjunctions, Subordinate Conjunctions, and Correlative Conjunctions written by: Keren Perles • edited by: SForsyth • updated: 10/17/2014 What are conjunctions? Sure, they're joining words, but they're much more than that. Conjunctions are the words that decide the importance of the various other words in the sentence. Definition: Conjunctions are words that link other words, phrases or clauses. Essay Writing Essays are one of the several forms of creative writing. It is the most popular owing to the fact that they are taught in school before the others. As such they form the basis of creative writing in general. If you are an avid writer, put down your pen, scroll down and read! How to Write a Problem-Solution Essay A student's educational career is a daily rigmarole submitting assignments comprising many types of essays. How to Start an Essay to Grab a Reader's Attention Let's cut the chase and get straight down to it - it's called a 'hook' - the means to get a reader 'hook'-ed on to your writing. Tips for Writing an Essay for a Scholarship Let's face it - only a handful of scholarship essays are so groundbreaking, that they leave a lasting impression on the person evaluating them. Essay Thesis Statement Examples A thesis statement is one of the most crucial elements of an essay as it defines the scope of the essay. Essay Topics for Kids List of Compare and Contrast Essay Topics
English Worksheets CONJUNCTIONS A conjunction is a word that links words, phrases, or clauses. Conjunctions come in three broad types: coordinating conjunctions, correlative conjunctions, and subordinating conjunctions. Coordinating conjunctions join single words or groups of words, but they must always join similar elements: subject + subject, verb phrase + verb phrase, sentence + sentence, etc. Coordinating conjunctions and correlative conjunctions are listed below. To help remember the coordinating conjunctions, think of the word FANBOYS. Click on the conjunction to read a bit more about it. Commas and coordinating conjunctions: 1. Marty had thought he had a date with Sarah, but Sarah went to the movies with Jesse, instead. 2. I bought apples, oranges, and bananas. 3. She thought she loved him, but she really didn't. In most of their other roles as joiners (other than joining independent clauses, that is), coordinating conjunctions can join two sentence elements without the help of a comma. AND: Its uses and functions.
10 Types of Transitions By Mark Nichol Writing is simply a matter of expressing ideas, but as we all know, it’s not so simple after all. One challenge is to coherently connect those ideas. These words and phrases can be used within a sentence as well as at the beginning. 1. “Besides, it would give me great satisfaction to help you.” “First, I’d like to thank you for inviting me to speak tonight.” 2. “Likewise, the sequel was very successful.” “Similarly, we observed no differences in response rate.” 3. “Naturally, the final decision is up to her.” “Of course, he will want to examine the documents himself.” 4. “However, I don’t see what that has to do with anything.” “Otherwise, how can they expect us to comply?” 5. “As a result, I’m not sure what to do.” “For this reason, we have decided to halt the project.” 6. “Certainly, he’ll find out for himself in time.” “In fact, they’re on their way right now.” 7. “In particular, I draw your attention to the stain on the carpet.” 8. “Eventually, we’ll see some improvement.” 9. 10.
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